DELHI, La. (AP) — Officials say about 1,700 people have applied for 240 hourly jobs at the ConAgra Foods Inc. sweet potato processing plant near Delhi, and the first 80 will be hired by July 12.
The opening is expected in September.
Plant human resources director Dan Downard and Jeff Lynn, executive director of the state's Fast Start training program, tell The News-Star that about 500 applicants have been invited to a pre-employment class next week.
Downard said the company will hire the hourly workers in three groups of 80, with three weeks between each group.
He says the first group will be mostly machine operators, and will need more extensive on-the-job training than the next two groups.
The company, based in Omaha, Neb., also plans to hire about 35 management workers.